BROOKINGS, SD – The Wayne State College women’s and men’s indoor track & field team made their second trip to the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex over the weekend.
Several conference teams joined WSC during the South Dakota State Division II Invitational last Friday in Brookings, South Dakota.
Leading the Wildcat women was freshman Mikayla Marvin placing first in the pole vault with a new school record of 10’ 8 ¾”. The previous school record was set in 2004 by Katie Malander (10’ 8”).
In other field events, junior Tia Jones took fifth in the shot put (43’ 2 ¼”) with sophomore Jadin Wagner placing 10th (41’ 1 ½”). Freshman Brooklynn Chipps was sixth in the weight throw at 54’ 2” followed by freshman Mckenzie Scheil in seventh (53’ 9”) and Nicole Heeren ninth at 50’ 6”.
Junior Riana Noelle was eighth in the triple jump (33’ 8”) and ninth in the long jump (16’ 2 ½”).
Freshman Marin Jetensky came in ninth place in the 600-meter run in a time of 1:41.74, freshman Amanda Mote took ninth place in the 3,000-meter run (12:17.71), freshman Jordyn Pester was 11th in the 200-meter dash at 26.34 and junior Kim Lowman took 12th in the 800-meter run at 2:27.20.
The Wildcat 4 x 400 relay team of Pester, senior Joan Jelimo, freshman Molli Vasa and Jetensky placed fourth with a time of 4:06.60.
Junior Dylan Kaup came away with second place mark in the weight throw to lead the Wildcat men. The heave of 59’ 7 ½” was an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Other Wildcats that placed in the event were senior Matt Nemec eighth (50’ 7 ½”) and senior Richard Sweeney tied for 10th at 50’ 5 ¼”.
Junior Ben Allen posted a third place finish in the shot put at 52’ ¾” while senior sprinter Alvyns Alcenord came in fourth place in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.05 seconds.
Freshman Mikhail Sands came in fifth place in the long jump with a top mark of 21’.
Senior Robert Sullivan posted an eighth place finish in the pole vault (13’ 6 ½”) and was 10th in the 60-meter hurdles at 8.72 seconds.
Sophomore Brock Hegarty recorded a 10th place finish in the one mile run (4:28.15), junior Nathan Pearson was 11th in the 800-meter run at 1:58.02 with teammate sophomore Bryce Holcomb 13th in a time of 1:58.25.
The 4 x 400-meter relay team of sophomore Preston Davis, sophomore Kyle Lowe, Holcomb and Pearson took sixth place with a time of 3:28.30.
The Wayne State College women’s and men’s track & team will next be in action during the Minnesota State Open on Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26.